Come join the Master Planning Process for the Salmonberry Corridor
The Salmonberry Corridor is an 86 mile corridor encompassing the Port of Tillamook Bay Railway. The corridor is proposed to be a Trail, a Rail-to-Trail and a Rail-with-Trail along the 86 miles connecting the City of Tillamook to City of Banks. It connects 8 cities and 2 counties while passing through agrarian fields, the rugged coast range, important fisheries and along the Oregon coastline ending in Tillamook.
Do you recreate along the Salmonberry Corridor? Do you want to?
A long-term plan is needed to guide future resource management and recreational uses along the corridor. In the planning for the corridor, OPRD is taking a comprehensive look at natural, scenic and cultural resource conditions; corridor management needs; outdoor recreation trends in the region; community partnerships; and any related ideas and concerns identified through public input.
Why do you visit the Salmonberry Corridor? How do you want to use it?
The OPRD planning team needs your help. We want to know: why you visit, what you do while you are here and what brings you back. Please share with us why you love the Salmonberry Corridor and what opportunities and challenges you see in the future for the beautiful natural area we are so lucky to have right here in Oregon.
The first set of public information meetings is this September. Come learn more about your opportunity to contribute to the future of Salmonberry Corridor and share your insights about your Salmonberry experience.
Meeting I. Kick off – Welcome and Public Comment
West End – Tillamook
Date: September 11, 2013
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. – General Public
Location: Oregon Department of Forestry
5005 3rd Street
East End – Banks
Date: September 12, 2013
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. – General Public
Location: Banks Fire Hall
300 Main Street
Can’t make the first public meeting?
Here are six great ways to stay involved and contribute to the plan:
1. Visit salmonberrycorridor.wordpress.com.
2. Subscribe to the Salmonberry Corridor blog for email updates.
3. Email your questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Talk to a Park Planner on the phone at 503-986-0750.
5. Send written comments to: Rocky Houston, OPRD, 725 Summer St. NE, Suite C, Salem, OR 97301.
6. Meet with us in person at any of our public meetings held throughout the planning process (see below). A newsletter with details regarding dates and times will be sent prior to each meeting.
Meeting I: Kick off -Welcome and Public Comment September 2013
At our first set of meetings we will introduce the Salmonberry Corridor current conditions and explain how the master planning process will set the vision and management of Salmonberry Corridor. We will listen to the communities who call the Salmonberry Corridor their home and those who love to visit. Please join us and tell us what you value about the Salmonberry Corridor and the benefits it provides.
Meeting II: Assessments March 2014
The OPRD design team is currently conducting Resource Assessments and Regional Recreation Assessments for the Salmonberry Corridor to better understand the opportunities and constraints in the development of the corridor. At our second set of public meetings we will present these finding to the public. The community members and park staff will then work together to identify the most important values, strategies, and actions needed to guide the master planning and design efforts in the corridor.
Meeting III: Concept Alternatives July 2014
At our third set of public meetings OPRD will present planning concepts with alternatives for state parks in the Gorge and listen to public comment. Concept alternatives are helpful planning tools that allow us to consider different visions for the park and better clarify the specific opportunities and challenges at each park site and throughout the Gorge. Public engagement and discussion at this meeting is especially important to the success of the planning effort.
Meeting IV: Draft Master Plan Review September 2014
At our final set of public meetings in the master planning process, OPRD will present the draft master plan. The draft plan includes summaries of the assessments, public input, the resulting values and desired benefits of the Salmonberry Corridor, and final recommendations for the development the Salmonberry Corridor.
Services, programs and activities of OPRD are covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If accommodations are needed, please call 503-986-0750 at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting.